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Real ladies do not travel--or so it was once said. This collection of women's travel writing dispels that notion by showing how there are few corners of the world that have not been visited by women travelers. There are also few difficulties, physical or emotional, real or imagined, that have not been met and overcome by these women.

Life is never dull for Jane Robinson's intrepid women. From an encounter with a snake in the Amazon jungle to shipwreck and kidnap on the Barbary Coast, this book includes tales of derring-do and great danger. It also tells tales of unimaginable hardship, including caring for a family in an ammunition cart during the siege of Delhi and a journey through Tibet that leaves its author childless and widowed.

There is no such thing as a typical woman traveler--and there never has been--as this exhilarating anthology shows on a journey of its own through sixteen centuries of travel writing. So get ready for adventure and excitement with some of the most extraordinary characters you are ever likely to meet

Synopsis:

This collection of women's travel writing dispels the notion that women shouldn't travel, by showing how there are few corners of the world that have not been visited by women travellers. There are also few difficulties, physical or emotional, real or imagined, that have not been met by women.

Synopsis:

Real ladies do not travel-or so it was once said. This new collection of women's travel dispels that myth, with amusing and thrilling extracts which prove that there are few corners of the world not visited by lady travellers.

About the Author

Jane Robinson was born in Edinburgh and brought up in North Yorkshire. After graduating from Oxford, she joined a firm of antiquarian book dealers specializing in travel, later leaving to pursue a writing career. Her books include Parrot Pie for Breakfast: An Anthology of Women Pioneers and Wayward Women.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192802019
Author:
Robinson, Jane
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Jane
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Women travelers
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Literature/English | Women s Literature-Primary Works
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plates
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.68x5.24x1.08 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This collection of women's travel writing dispels the notion that women shouldn't travel, by showing how there are few corners of the world that have not been visited by women travellers. There are also few difficulties, physical or emotional, real or imagined, that have not been met by women.
"Synopsis" by , Real ladies do not travel-or so it was once said. This new collection of women's travel dispels that myth, with amusing and thrilling extracts which prove that there are few corners of the world not visited by lady travellers.

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